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Summer Body Goals

How To Achieve Your Summer Body Goals
(Whatever They May Be!)

We're not talking about looking good in a swimsuit, but also about feeling healthy, confident and strong.

Summer is nearly here – hoorah! And if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to look and feel your best. Everybody’s priorities are different. Some people may want to tone up in some areas, while others may want to feel as though they have more energy, and put more of a ‘spring in their step.’

Regardless of what you’ve set your sights on achieving, most people can benefit from eating a balanced diet that’s healthy, nutritional and taking part in regular exercise. Here is a detailed guide on how to work out for a summer body:

Set SMART Goals
(Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound)
The first step in working out for a summer body is to set realistic goals. This means understanding your current fitness level, setting achievable targets, and creating a timeline to reach those goals. Be specific about what you want to achieve, whether it's losing weight, building muscle, or improving your overall fitness.

Get a Workout Plan
Once you have set your goals, it's time to get a workout plan. Book in with one of our qualified Fitness Instructors (free as with all our memberships). They will work with you to create a tailored fitness plan to help you work towards these goals. This should include a mix of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and flexibility work. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, five days a week. Incorporate exercises that target all major muscle groups, such as squats, lunges, push-ups, and planks. Don't forget to include rest days to allow your body to recover and prevent injury.

Focus on Nutrition
A healthy diet is just as important as exercise when it comes to achieving a summer body. Focus on consuming whole, nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Limit your intake of processed foods, sugary drinks, alcohol and excessive amounts of saturated and trans fats. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

High Intensity Interval Training is a great way to burn calories and improve cardiovascular fitness in a short amount of time. This type of workout involves alternating between periods of high-intensity exercise and periods of rest or low-intensity exercise. Examples of HIIT workouts include sprint intervals, Tabata training, and circuit training. If HIIT isn’t your you opt for some Low-intensity steady-state (LISS) cardio exercise (also referred to as steady-state training, SST, or Zone 2 training). Still a great choice for people of all ages and fitness levels. It's an unintimidating type of exercise for those looking to get off the couch and get moving.

Strength Train
Strength training is essential for building muscle, increasing metabolism, and improving overall body composition. Aim to incorporate two to three strength training sessions per week, focusing on compound exercises that target multiple muscle groups at once. Examples of compound exercises include squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and pull-ups.

Prioritize Recovery
Recovery is an often-overlooked aspect of working out for a summer body. Make sure to get enough sleep, as this is when your body repairs and rebuilds muscle tissue. Incorporate stretching and foam rolling into your routine to improve flexibility and reduce the risk of injury.

Stay Consistent
Consistency is key when it comes to achieving a summer body. Stick to your workout plan and maintain a healthy diet, even when you don't feel like it. Remember that progress takes time, and it's essential to be patient and persistent in your efforts.

In conclusion, working out for a summer body involves setting realistic goals, getting a balanced workout plan, focusing on nutrition, incorporating HIIT and strength training, prioritizing recovery, and staying consistent. By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to achieving a healthy, strong, and confident summer body.





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